His early years were spent in Canton where he attended Canton High School. He joined the Navy in April 1944 at age 17 where he proudly served as a Corpsman on the USS Oneida (APA-221) until his discharge in March 1946.
Charles was a dedicated and loving husband, father and “Papa”. He is survived by his wife of 66 years and the love of his life, Jean McCoy, his two sons, Commander Kelly McCoy, USN, Retired, of Pace, FL and Dr. Bruce McCoy of Palmetto, GA and five grandchildren. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) in memory of Charles McCoy.